Born and bred in Norfolk, Richard Chapman has nurtured a passion for woodturning ever since he was inspired by his woodwork teacher at school.
For 23 years Richard taught Physical Education but his spare time was totally taken up with turning wood as a hobby until, in 1991, he left teaching to give himself entirely to his ‘raison d’etre’. Since then he has gone from strength to strength exhibiting work at various galleries and hosting sell-out shows including two one-man shows at a premier London gallery. His many private commissions include a rosebowl presented to the Queen Mother on her hundredth birthday

Richard Chapman